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Tribes, Allies Press State of California for Wildfire Policy Changes

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – Today the Karuk Tribe and a diverse coalition of partners released Good Fire: Current Barriers to the Expansion of Cultural Burning in California and Recommended Solutions, a comprehensive report looking at the obstacles that Tribes, ranchers, community fire safe councils and others face when trying to use cultural and prescribed burning […]

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USDA awards the Karuk Tribe and UC Berkeley $1.2 Million for collaborative research and education to increase Tribal Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

Orleans, CA August 2, 2018 – As Californians face an expanded wildfire season, continuing drought, and other harbingers of climate change, cultural practitioners and researchers at the Karuk Tribe are building on a decade-long partnership with UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources and USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station to learn more about stewarding native food […]

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Study reveals new salmon species

Orleans, Calif. August 17, 2017 – This week a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis led by Dr. Michael Miller, published a report in the journal Science Advances that may have sweeping ramifications for salmon fisheries management all along the west coast and Alaska. The report describes the genetic difference between Chinook […]

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Klamath Spring Chinook creeps toward extinction

Somes Bar, CA July 31, 2017 – The population of Chinook salmon that swims up the Klamath River in the spring once numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Last week, divers at the Salmon River Cooperative Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead Population Snorkel Survey only found 110 Spring-run Chinook, which is the second lowest return […]

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Karuk Tribe Enacts Salmon Fishing Restrictions

HAPPY CAMP, CA, April 10, 2017 –  The Karuk Tribal Council has taken the unprecedented step of placing restrictions on subsistence fishing by Tribal Members for the first time in history. “It’s my saddest day as Chairman,” said Karuk Tribal Chairman Russell ‘Buster’ Attebery, “this is the first time in our history that we have […]

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Karuk tribe opposes Pacific Connector Pipeline

Happy Camp, Calif. November 14, 2016 – The Karuk Tribe opposes the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects. “With our fisheries and water quality already compromised, we simply cannot afford the risks associated with running a natural gas pipeline beneath the Klamath River,” said Karuk Chairman Russell ‘Buster’ Attebery. The proposed […]

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Klamath communities collaborate to manage forests and work with fire

ORLEANS, California, September 12, 2016 – Today, the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) launched a precedent-setting phase of the Orleans Community Restoration Project (OCFR) within the pilot project area for the Somes Bar Integrated Fire Management Project, which is aimed at restoring forests while keeping local communities safe from uncontrolled wildfire. In recent years, wildfire […]

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California Supreme Court Upholds Moratorium on Suction Dredge Mining for Gold

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. August 22, 2016 – The California Supreme Court today upheld a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining for gold and said regulations protecting water supplies, fisheries, wildlife and cultural resources from the practice are valid. Suction dredge miners had asked the court to prevent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

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Karuk Tribal Herbaria Grand Opening Aug. 11

ORLEANS, CA, Aug. 11, 2016 – The Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources is delighted to announce the official Grand Opening of the new Karuk Tribal Herbaria on August 11, 2016 from 4 – 6 pm. The public is invited to attend. “The Karuk Tribal Herbaria provide a good representative sample of culturally significant food, […]

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